IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth news
World Showcase, Epcot
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

More 2000 show details

The new show Illuminations 2000 will use a total of 17 lasers, up from 7 for the current show. Parts of the show have been under rehearsals at around midnight in the lagoon. Lasers and pyro have been spotted in the surrounding areas of Epcot.

The new ball in the center of the lagoon is reported to only clear the marina walls by 2 inches each side as it passes through the bridge area. Rumors suggest that if this becomes a problem the ball will live permanently in the lagoon.

The 4 existing fountain barges will remain for the new show. They have recently been refurbished by switching them out of the show, one by one. When they were being rehabbed, the missing fountain barge was replaced with a pyro only barge, that sat in the spot facing the American Adventure.

The sound system is set for an upgrade too. Speakers are being installed in all of the torches that surround the lagoon, as well as on the roof of the Friendship boats.
Related Photo Galleries
Show photos from Mexico
Photos by WDWMAGIC
Promenade bridge raised
Photos by WDWMAGIC
Perimeter Firework Launch hardware
One of the World Showcase Lagoon perimeter launchers used during IllumiNations Reflections of Earth.
Air Launch Firework cannon
The American Gardens Theater rooftop mounted Air Launch Firework cannon that fires the opening shot of the show.
July 4 Hardware
The July 4 hardware being setup in the lagoon
Show photos from Germany
Reflections of Earth - show photos from Germany, shot December 2007.
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